‘We want to take Yoga to every village of India’
Shripad Naik Mos (IC) for AYUSH
Q. What’s your yoga promotion technique?
A. The prime minister has proven us the best way. Our nationwide imaginative and prescient is to take yoga to each village within the nation. We additionally intention to take yoga to all corners of the world-an goal that took an enormous stride when, because of the PM’s efforts, the United Nations declared June 21 as Worldwide Yoga Day.
Q. How are you reaching this?
A. Since 2015, we now have been holding annual yoga pageant across the time of Worldwide Yoga Day. Representatives from 80 nations participated within the first pageant held in New Delhi. In all, 38,000 individuals had participated. We gained two worldwide awards. The pageant retains shifting cities, and yearly the PM is current because the prime mover. In 2016, we held it in Chandigarh; final 12 months, it was Lucknow and this 12 months, Dehradun. We now have launched yoga in authorities establishments and the paramilitary. On the state degree, we maintain Arogya Melas, of which yoga is a serious part.
Q. Faux yoga trainers are taking individuals for a journey
A. I agree-such individuals have break up yoga into components within the identify of morning yoga, night yoga, face yoga and so forth. To make sure that actual yoga is practised, we now have standardised the asanas in a routine masking practitioners within the age group of 10 to 70. It is known as the Frequent Yoga Protocol and has been finalised with the concurrence of revered yoga gurus throughout India. This has been completed by a committee that additionally helps certify yoga academics.
Q. What’s your subsequent plan?
A. We wish to make yoga part of the bodily coaching curriculum in colleges and schools. Underneath a brand new scheme, a grant of as much as Rs 90 lakh will probably be given to individuals to start out wellness centres on their very own land. We wish to encourage wellness centres in cities and the agricultural areas. We even have a programme below which yoga trainers train throughout 100 large parks of a metropolis.
Q. How do you view yoga in totality?
A. Yoga isn’t a medical system primarily based on remedy, however a preventive system that has the facility to remodel not simply societies however the whole world. By unifying the thoughts, physique and soul, yoga replaces damaging ideas with optimistic ones and violent ones with ones of peace. It has the facility to attach you to the supernatural. It may change the world order by making true peace the centre of world fulcrum.